Summertime reading . . .
THE MAGIC FLUTE A novel
by Alan Spence
£12.95 hbk Available .1 In)“ I 990 VIOLET JACOB Diaries and Letters from India 1895—1900 Edited by
Carol Anderson £16.91") hbk
THE CORN KING AND THE SPRING QUEEN
(Introduction by the author) By Naomi Mitchison £6.91") phk
DANCE OF THE APPRENTICES
(Introduction by james (Iampbell) By Edward Gaitens £4.95 pbk
LINMILL STORIES (Introduction by IR. Armand)
By Robert McLellan £5.95 pbk
THE LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS
(Introduction by Tom Crawford) By Catherine Carswell £5.95 pbk
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The Magic Doors Look through the magic doors and discover a world where characters are created through music and movement. Dundee Rep Dance Company present over an hour of fun. dance and music with audience participation. Suitable for 5—-1 1 year olds. 18 Jun. 7pm. Open your Eyes and Dance Svinurai. seven young musicians from Zimbabwe. play some lively. infectious music and invite the audience to get up and dance. For 5— 12 year olds. 20.Iun. 7pm.
The Singing Kettle ‘Spout. handle. lid of metal. what‘s inside the singing KETTLE?‘ Lots of action-songs for you to sing. that's what. For 4-12 year olds. 22 & 23 Jun. 2pm and 7pm.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.
A New Family Show Catch Theatre Company deal with prejudice but there‘s fun and audience participation in their
. new show aimed at 6—12 year olds. ISJun.
7pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £2. (Family ticket. 2 adults. 2 kids. £5).
Ostrich. Ostrich, Ostrich. Ostrlch Don‘t bury your head in the sand. join in a fun-filled hour with a very special bird. l6Jun. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Kids 50p: Adults£1. The Music Crystal Who can save the musical instruments when their life-giving crystal has been hidden by nasty Neutro who has the body ofa man and mind ofa computer. Presented by Imagination Unlimited. a combination of the talents of The Edinburgh Puppet Company and the Edinburgh Quartet. For 7—12 year olds. 22 Jun. 7pm. Kids £1; Adults £2 (Family ticket. 2 adults. 2 kids. £5).
Mt Bones Join in the fun at Mr B‘s puppet show. 23 Jun. 11.30am and 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults£l.
EDINBURGH Activities and tun
I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584.
Creche Facilities in Central Library Browse in peace while the kids are in the safe care of the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. Free to all library users. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 10am—noon. Large selectionof toys suitable for all ages.
I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.
Come down to the farm in the heart ofthe city. Open every day of the day. Tearoom and children's play area. Free.
Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7—13 year olds. 75p membership plus 15p per session. Learn about farm life and caring for animals.
I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello. 669 1075.
This popular birthday party venue is also open on Saturday mornings with open sessions for children up to age ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. pirate ship. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. 9.30—1 1.30am. £1.50.
I MCDONALD ROAD LIBRARY McDonald Road. 556 5630.
Children's Book Sale Great bargains in books(ex-library stock). 16Jun. 9am-12.30pm. Free. Spring Fling.
I OLD TOWN GALA
Saturday 23 June. Procession starts at 11am in the Grassmarket. down the High Street and into the Cowgatc. Throughout the day there will be street entertainments. stalls and music at sites ranging from the Museum ofChildhood in the High Street. through South Gray‘s Close and across to Infirmary Street.
I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650.
The Art of Lego Runs until 14.1ul. 10am—6pm. Mon—Sat. Sole Scottish venue for this touring exhibition of Legocraft by scientists. artists and designers. IIands-on-bricks section for visitors to build their own creations. Admission free.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383.
Maisie goes to the Fruitrnaritet Until 30.1un. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm;Thurs 10am—7pm and Sun noon—5pm. Admission free. See Maisie as others see her. Aileen Paterson. author and illustrator of the lovable ‘Maisie' books. exhibits the original drawings for those books.
I EDINBURGH FlLMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.
Children‘s Saturday matinees; all seats£l. bookable. Films start 2pm.
16 Jun Adventures of Baron Munchhausen (PG) Epic length (126 mins) fantasy from Terry Gilliam.
23 Jun An American Tail (U) Animated adventures of the Mousekewitz family who decide to escape the nasty Cossack cats by emigrating to America where the streets are paved with cheese.
Out and About
I BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI AND LEISURE PARK near Stirling off the A84.
Go on safari. see zebras. camels. bison and lions at close range.View the big cats from a different angle — on an elevated walkway. Lots to do — sea lion show. amusement arcade. astraglide. boat trips. face painting. pets farm and a new. bigger. better children‘s adventure playground. Picnic and barbecue areas. Kids £2.50: Adults £3.50. Open daily. l0am—4.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)
I MARKLE LOCH East Linton. East Lothian. 0620 860155.
Children's Fun Fishery Special pond at Markle fisheries. with lots oftrout! Rod hire £ 1 .50 (or bring your own). each catch costs you £1 .80 per lb. Bait supplied free. Open every day. 9am—8pm.
Theatre I CLOVENSTONE COMMUNITY CENTRE 54
Brightwaler Can green hero Captain Environment save the planet and defeat the evil polluting Darkwater'? Presented by ‘Last of the Dodos‘ Environmental Theatre Company. For 5—12yearolds. Free. 16Jun. 1pm. Spring Fling.
I GILMERTON COMMUNITY EDUC. CENTRE Drum Street.
The Tree Puppet show with an unusual storyline — a day in the life of a tree andthe creatures who live in it. Presented byJill Davie. for children ofall ages. Free. 16 Jun. 3.30pm Spring Fling.
I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office 10am—8pm on performance days.
00! Wullie Scotland's favourite boy on a bucket steps out of the Sunday Poslonto the stage with help from his pals Soapy Soutar and Fat Bob. not forgettingthe manin blue. PC Murdoch. 18—23Jun. Mon-Fri. 7.30pm Sat. 5pm and 8pm. Prices range from £3.50 (Upper Circle) to £5 (Stalls). All seats half-price on Mon at 7.30pm and Sat at 5pm. £2.500ff Stalls/Grand Circle. £1 .SOofoppcr Circle. Tuesday to Thursday for kids.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.
Matilda Stage musical adapted from Roald Dahl‘s bestseller about poor old mega-mind Matilda who finds it hard to find a kindred spirit amongst her telly-watching. bingo-playing family. Until 16June. 7pm. Matinee. Sat2pm. Fri. 10.30am. Balcony £6. Stalls and circle £7 & £8. Matinees all seats £4 (except Sat). Children & concessions £2 offevening perfs& Sat matonly.
I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. Where's William? Travel through nurseryland to find the rascal. Lots of favourite songs to sing on the way. Edinburgh Puppet Company with ashow for4—10yearolds. 15]un.2pm. Free. Spring Fling.
64 The List 15“— 28June 1990